Notifications to the Parties

2018
No. Date of issue Status Title
2018/074 16/10/2018 Valid UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – Framework to facilitate coordination, transparency, and accountability of CITES capacity-building efforts
2018/073 15/10/2018 Valid New postal address of the CITES Secretariat
2018/072 12/10/2018 Valid NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand’s stricter domestic measures for trade in personal and household effects
2018/071 26/09/2018 Valid Nineteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties
2018/070 27/08/2018 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2018/069 24/08/2018 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2018/068 19/07/2018 Valid Support for Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS)
2018/067 09/07/2018 Valid Introduction from the sea
2018/066 04/07/2018 Valid

Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)

2018/065 25/06/2018 Valid Changes in staff of the Secretariat
2018/064 21/06/2018 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2018/063 19/06/2018 Valid Cooperation with other biodiversity-related Conventions
2018/062 18/06/2018 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2018/061 13/06/2018 Valid JAPAN – Tightened regulations on ivory transactions
2018/060 08/06/2018 Valid Selection of nominees for chairmanship of committees of the Conference of the Parties
2018/059 04/06/2018 Valid Seventieth meeting of the Standing Committee
2018/058 04/06/2018 Valid Illegal trade in cheetahs
2018/057 01/06/2018 Valid CHINA – Stricter domestic measures on ivory trade in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
2018/056 31/05/2018 Valid Questionnaire on Demand reduction
2018/055 30/05/2018 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2018/054 30/05/2018 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2018/053 28/05/2018 Valid Community awareness on wildlife trafficking
2018/052 17/05/2018 Valid PLANTS COMMITTEE – New alternate regional representative for the North American region
2018/051 17/05/2018 Valid
GUINEA-BISSAU – Export of Pterocarpus erinaceus
2018/050 17/05/2018 Valid DOMINICA – Withdrawal of a recommendation to suspend trade
2018/049 16/05/2018 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2018/048 15/05/2018 Valid REVIEW OF CITES PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE TRADE IN SPECIMENS OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS NOT OF WILD SOURCE – Request for comments from Parties and stakeholders
2018/047 07/05/2018 Valid Youth engagement
2018/046 07/05/2018 Valid Establishment of a cheetah closed user group on the WCO CENcomm platform
2018/045 04/05/2018 Valid CHINA – Notice of training opportunity to support CITES implementation: 2018 seminar on Asia and Africa CITES implementation and wildlife conservation
2018/044 02/05/2018 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2018/043 02/05/2018 Valid Contribution of CITES to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
2018/042 30/04/2018 Valid Existing funding opportunities for supporting African lion conservation activities
2018/041 24/04/2018 Valid Request for new information on shark and ray conservation and management activities, including legislation
2018/040 23/04/2018 Valid Conservation of and trade in African and Asian rhinoceroses
2018/039 23/04/2018 Valid

East African sandalwood (Osyris lanceolata) and CITES Cactaceae checklist

2018/038 20/04/2018 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2018/037 18/04/2018 Valid Nomenclature of CITES-listed corals
2018/036 18/04/2018 Valid UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Certificate of ownership
2018/035 18/04/2018 Valid

Queen conch (Strombus gigas)

2018/034 18/04/2018 Valid Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)
2018/033 29/03/2018 Valid Request for information on the implementation of Resolution Conf. 11.20 (Rev. CoP17) on Definition of the term ‘appropriate and acceptable destinations’ and Article III, paragraphs 3 (b) and 5 (b), of the Convention
2018/032 27/03/2018 Valid

Request for non-detriment findings (NDFs), with a focus on source codes R1 and F2

2018/031 26/03/2018 Valid
INDIA – Ban on trade in wild fauna and flora, except certain specimens of Dalbergia latifolia and Dalbergia sissoo
2018/030 26/03/2018 Valid

Implementation of Decision 17.297 on Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.)

2018/029 26/03/2018 Valid Twenty-fourth meeting of the Plants Committee
2018/028 26/03/2018 Valid Thirtieth meeting of the Animals Committee
2018/027 22/03/2018 Valid Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes
2018/026 21/03/2018 Valid Vacancy announcement for the post of CITES Secretary-General
2018/025 19/03/2018 Valid AUSTRALIA – Australia’s stricter domestic measures for trade in CITES species
2018/024 05/03/2018 Valid Eighteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties – Sponsored Delegates Project
2018/023 02/03/2018 Valid Questionnaire on African tree species
2018/022 27/02/2018 Valid
INDONESIA - Transportation mode of Napoleon Fish (Cheilinus undulatus) export from Indonesia
2018/021 22/02/2018 Valid Membership of the Rural Communities Working Group
2018/020 20/02/2018 Valid International Workshop on Legal Acquisition Findings
2018/019 08/02/2018 Valid SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES – Withdrawal of a recommendation to suspend trade
2018/018 01/02/2018 Valid

Information on the status, trade and conservation of eel species (Anguilla spp.)

2018/015 30/01/2018 Valid DJIBOUTI – Recommendation to suspend trade for non-submission of annual reports
2018/014 30/01/2018 Valid Asian big cat field pocket guide
2018/013 29/01/2018 Valid Specimens produced from synthetic or cultured DNA
2018/012 22/01/2018 Valid LIBERIA – Maintenance of a recommendation to suspend trade
2018/011 22/01/2018 Valid GUINEA-BISSAU – Withdrawal of a recommendation to suspend trade
2018/009 18/01/2018 Valid Guidelines for the preparation and submission of annual illegal trade reports
2018/008 16/01/2018 Valid Stocks and Stockpiles of Specimens of CITES-Listed Species
2018/007 15/01/2018 Valid
MADAGASCAR – Recommendation to suspend commercial trade from Madagascar of specimens of Diospyros spp. (populations from Madagascar; annotation #5) and Dalbergia spp. (annotation #15)
2018/006 15/01/2018 Valid

Implementation of Resolution Conf. 12.8 (Rev. CoP17) (Review of Significant Trade in specimens of Appendix-II species) – Recommendations of the Standing Committee

2018/005 15/01/2018 Valid

NIGERIA – Verification of permits and certificates issued by Nigeria for export of specimens of the species Pterocarpus erinaceus

2018/004 15/01/2018 Valid Questionnaire on annotations for Appendix-II orchids
2018/003 15/01/2018 Valid List of valid Notifications
2018/002 11/01/2018 Valid Asian big cat captive facilities
2017
No. Date of issue Status Title
2017/080 29/12/2017 Valid Declaration of stocks of rhinoceros horn
2017/079 29/12/2017 Valid Elephant ivory stocks: marking, inventories and security
2017/078 21/12/2017 Valid Agreed interim definitions of the terms used in paragraph b) of annotation #15 to the listing of Dalbergia spp, Guibourtia demeusei, G. pellegriniana and G. tessmannii
2017/077 19/12/2017 Valid Closure of domestic ivory markets that are contributing to poaching or illegal trade
2017/076 19/12/2017 Valid Secretary-General’s Certificate of Commendation
2017/074 14/12/2017 Valid Monitoring the illegal trade in ivory
2017/072 14/12/2017 Valid Eighteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties
2017/071 22/11/2017 Valid Simplified procedure for permits and certificates
2017/069 24/10/2017 Valid Candidate species for potential Periodic Review
2017/066 05/10/2017 Valid New case studies on CITES and livelihoods
2017/063 26/09/2017 Valid DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO – Regulation of trade in African grey parrots
2017/059 22/08/2017 Valid CITES Tree Species Programme
2017/052 28/07/2017 Valid CUBA – Security stamps
2017/046 15/06/2017 Valid CANADA – Stricter domestic measures regarding import of Caudata spp.
2017/023 21/03/2017 Valid
CAMBODIA – Fraudulent CITES permits for Dalbergia cochinchinensis
2017/020 13/03/2017 Valid CITES online discussion forums
2017/017 10/02/2017 Valid JORDAN – Fraudulent CITES permits
2017/015 07/02/2017 Valid Explanatory notes for the export quotas
2017/012 01/02/2017 Valid

APPLICATION OF ARTICLE XIII IN THE LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC – Recommendation to suspend commercial trade in Dalbergia cochinchinensis

2017/011 31/01/2017 Valid Discontinuation of the caviar trade database of the United Nations Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
2017/006 16/01/2017 Valid Guidelines for the preparation and submission of annual reports
2016
No. Date of issue Status Title
2016/066 13/12/2016 Valid Format for legislative timetables – National laws for the implementation of the Convention
2016/059 08/11/2016 Valid Email correspondence purporting to come from the Secretariat
2016/053 23/08/2016 Valid COLOMBIA – Trade of Caiman crocodilus fuscus skins
2016/051 28/07/2016 Valid MALAYSIA – Stolen CITES permits
2016/042 09/05/2016 Valid SOMALIA – Partial Withdrawal of a recommendation to suspend trade
2016/034 01/04/2016 Valid CHINA – Provisional measures on the suspension of import of tusks and ivory carvings of elephants
2016/032 23/03/2016 Valid Trade in Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus)
2016/025 21/03/2016 Valid Public notice to alert Parties of a Compliance matter – National legislation
2016/022 16/03/2016 Valid GRENADA – Recommendation to suspend trade for non-submission of annual reports
2016/021 16/03/2016 Valid DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO – Recommendation to suspend trade in African grey parrots
2016/017 15/03/2016 Valid

COLOMBIA – Trade of Caiman crocodilus fuscus skins

2016/012 16/02/2016 Valid MIKE and ETIS Technical Advisory Group (TAG) – Terms of Reference and composition
2016/006 05/02/2016 Valid New implementation report format (formerly known as biennial report)
2016/004 05/02/2016 Valid Guidelines for improving species-specific reporting requests by CITES working groups
2015
No. Date of issue Status Title
2015/064 16/12/2015 Valid

COLOMBIA –  Export of skins of Caiman crocodilus

2015/050 24/08/2015 Valid

MEXICO – Totoaba (Totoaba macdonaldi) and vaquita porpoise (Phocoena sinus)

2015/047 13/08/2015 Valid MEXICO – Electronic portal for CITES permits and certificates in Mexico
2015/040 03/07/2015 Valid Directory of law enforcement focal points
2015/039 25/06/2015 Valid Integration of the CITES Enforcement Authorities Forum with WCO’s ENVIRONET
2015/037 23/06/2015 Valid SINGAPORE – Changes to Singapore CITES permits and certificates
2015/028 18/05/2015 Valid Submission of annual reports in electronic format (republished on 02/02/2017 to update a reference to a Resolution and to the latest Guidelines for the preparation and submission of CITES annual reports)
2015/023 22/04/2015 Valid SLOVENIA – Security stamps
2015/020 09/04/2015 Valid Trade in specimens of species and stocks of whales protected by the International Whaling Commission
2015/019 02/04/2015 Valid UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – Stricter domestic measures regarding import of certain snakes
2015/018 25/03/2015 Valid Implementation of Umoja by the Secretariat
2015/015 19/03/2015 Valid AUSTRALIA – Stricter domestic measures regarding import and export of African lion specimens and other species
2015/011 09/03/2015 Valid CHINA – Stricter domestic measures regarding import of African elephant ivory
2015/003 16/01/2015 Valid NEW ZEALAND – Stricter domestic measures regarding personal and household effects
2015/001 09/01/2015 Valid Sample permits and certificates and signature specimens
2014
No. Date of issue Status Title
2014/056 26/11/2014 Valid RUSSIAN FEDERATION – Security stamps
2014/048 24/10/2014 Valid Implementation of the Convention regarding trade in Appendix-III species
2014/045 10/10/2014 Valid UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – Stricter domestic measures regarding import of African elephant ivory
2014/037 11/08/2014 Valid UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – Suspension of imports of sport-hunted trophies of African elephant taken in the United Republic of Tanzania and Zimbabwe
2014/036 11/08/2014 Valid UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – Listing of five species of sturgeon as Endangered under the Endangered Species Act
2014/032 04/07/2014 Valid

Trade in Siamese rosewood (Dalbergia cochinchinensis) from Thailand

2014/018 14/04/2014 Valid INDONESIA – Ports of entry and exit for CITES specimens
2014/015 26/03/2014 Valid Diplomatic immunity
2014/006 23/01/2014 Valid Rhinoceroses (Rhinocerotidae spp.)
2014/005 22/01/2014 Valid

BURUNDI – Illegal trade in specimens of Osyris lanceolata (African sandalwood) from Burundi

2014/002 10/01/2014 Valid

CHILE – Pre-Convention stocks of alerce (Fitzroya cupressoides)

2013
No. Date of issue Status Title
2013/035 16/08/2013 Valid Trade in stony corals - List of coral taxa where identification to genus level is acceptable
2013/029 05/07/2013 Valid Universal tagging system for the identification of crocodilian skins - Implementation of Resolution Conf. 11.12 (Rev. CoP15)
2013/018 17/05/2013 Valid AFGHANISTAN - Recommendation to suspend trade for non-submission of annual reports
2013/017 16/05/2013 Valid GUINEA - Recommendation to suspend trade
2012
No. Date of issue Status Title
2012/055 03/09/2012 Valid Interpretation of the annotation to Hoodia spp. in Appendix II
2012/031 26/03/2012 Valid Prohibition of import of certain snakes into the United States of America
2012/024 16/03/2012 Valid Non-commercial loan, donation or exchange between registered scientists or scientific institution
2011
No. Date of issue Status Title
2011/056 09/12/2011 Valid Use of phytosanitary certificates as certificates of artificial propagation
2011/052 30/11/2011 Valid CITES security stamps
2011/018 11/02/2011 Valid Use of the CITES logo (republished on 05/11/2015 with a correction to the name of the staff member responsible for the CITES logo)
2011/016 10/02/2011 Valid Access to CITES texts in different languages
2011/010 19/01/2011 Valid DJIBOUTI - Reissue of a recommendation to suspend trade - National legislation
2011/005 10/01/2011 Valid Outputs from the CITES Trade Database
2010
No. Date of issue Status Title
2010/038 29/11/2010 Valid PHILIPPINES - Prohibition of trade in CITES specimens
2010/024 16/08/2010 Valid ZIMBABWE - Trade in ivory carvings
2009
No. Date of issue Status Title
2009/028 22/07/2009 Valid Ecomessage
2009/022 08/06/2009 Valid Training materials in Arabic
2009/021 25/05/2009 Valid JAPAN - Prior Confirmation System
2008
No. Date of issue Status Title
2008/008 05/02/2008 Valid PHILIPPINES - Restrictions on the import of wild birds
2007
No. Date of issue Status Title
2007/041 22/11/2007 Valid Register of licensed exporters and of processing and repackaging plants for specimens of sturgeon and paddlefish species
2006
No. Date of issue Status Title
2006/063 14/11/2006 Valid Fossil corals
2006/059 14/11/2006 Valid

PAKISTAN - Tagging of markhor (Capra falconeri) trophies

2006/041 28/06/2006 Valid Personal and household effects
2006/006 16/01/2006 Valid ARGENTINA - Restrictions on trade in certain species
2005
No. Date of issue Status Title
2005/059 14/10/2005 Valid MADAGASCAR - Trade in plants - stricter domestic measure
2005/054 19/09/2005 Valid AFGHANISTAN - Acceptance of permits and certificates
2005/014 21/03/2005 Valid Trade in seahorses
2004
No. Date of issue Status Title
2004/078 09/12/2004 Valid Submission of enforcement-related information by the public and non-governmental organizations to the CITES Secretariat
2004/055 30/07/2004 Valid MAURITANIA AND SOMALIA - Recommendation to suspend trade
2004/025 30/04/2004 Valid ISRAEL - Stricter domestic measures concerning import and export of wild fauna and flora
2003
No. Date of issue Status Title
2003/049 15/08/2003 Valid JORDAN - Trade in corals
2001
No. Date of issue Status Title
2001/052 10/08/2001 Valid

Brazil: Trade in specimens of Cyanopsitta spixii

2001/029 18/05/2001 Valid ARGENTINA: Dolphin imports
2001/003 09/02/2001 Valid CITES permits and certificates - Involvement of the Secretariat
2000
No. Date of issue Status Title
2000/066 14/12/2000 Valid

Illegal trade in Anodorhynchus leari

1999
No. Date of issue Status Title
1999/64 30/09/1999 Valid

CHINA Marking of Prionailurus bengalensis

1999/27 12/03/1999 Valid Confirmation of permits - Decisions of the Standing Committee
1997
No. Date of issue Status Title
988 13/10/1997 Valid MEXICO - Control of CITES documents
1996
No. Date of issue Status Title
932 04/09/1996 Valid Loans of Giant Pandas
1994
No. Date of issue Status Title
781 10/03/1994 Valid BRAZIL - Ranching of and Trade in Caimans
1992
No. Date of issue Status Title
707 21/12/1992 Valid EGYPT - Regulation of the Exportation of CITES Specimens
662 16/01/1992 Valid EGYPT - Export Ban on Reptiles
1991
No. Date of issue Status Title
629 08/04/1991 Valid PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Ban on Export of Wild Collected Orchids
1988
No. Date of issue Status Title
482 24/05/1988 Valid VENEZUELA
1984
No. Date of issue Status Title
283 15/03/1984 Valid UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA - Export Ban on Agapornis personata